The network traffic API
Picture an API call that can tell you exactly what a user or app is doing right now across the whole network. That's the network traffic API.
APIs are everywhere. They’re the glue in everything we do on our smart phones and are re-shaping how we do business. APIs have broken down application independence and created extreme application interdependence. Modern apps depend on all sorts of information sources to function. The exchange of information between applications through API has unlocked enormous value and enabled faster development of smarter applications solving all sorts of problems.
Salesforce attributes 50 percent of its annual $3 billion in revenue to APIs. Ebay is processing 60 percent of its transactions via API. Both are an example of not just a tool for CRM or selling goods, but a platform for transactions and information which powers real business.
Sinefa enables pervasive traffic visibility across the whole network. It makes traffic collection from single & multi-tenanted locations, public and private clouds, branch and DC environments and anything in-between a simple & economic reality. The combination of depth, context and granularity of the data collected empowers a platform that extends beyond network troubleshooting. Sinefa’s API interface is all about access to detailed traffic information with a whole lot of context to power other applications that can benefit from analysing traffic behaviour.
Whether it’s about enriching other dashboards, forecasting & baselining applications, mobile usage apps or assessing business productivity by looking at user behaviour, the data required to make these applications are reality is an API call away. The intelligence that can be gained by simply looking at the network traffic is extremely powerful and Sinefa’s platform is the fastest, simplest and most scalable way to get to that. Sinefa’s API also enables a different consumption model where vendors and MSPs can opt for their own presentation and have deep integration into their cloud and operations.
Have a Sinefa in your network? You can get started now with the restful-API guide here. You can also play with Sinefa Data Explorer to get a taste of a simple API call. Also, check out how some of our partners are using our API.
Imagine you could see every single traffic flow across your entire network and could stream it in 1 second resolution. Add to this context like locations, coordinates, networks provider (AS), countries, usernames, flow performance stats, L7 applications, websites, applications groups, device OS, historical trends, time spent on apps, application health and a lot more. What problems could you solve and how could you make life easier?
We're coming across innovative ideas on applications for the data we collect and how to add even more context (context is king). If you have something in mind you would like to talk about, give us a yell! We love brainstorming.